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he House of Migrants is a safe haven in the southern Sahara. It welcomes travellers resting before continuing their journeys or recovering from their misadventures. Esther and Kady from Burkina Faso have just arrived at the shelter, brimming with hopes and dreams. Natascha seems to have forgotten where she came from. Their time waiting at the shelter allows people to meet the other migrants but also to ask themselves honest questions about their journey and its dangers. In this documentary, director Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou gives us a new perspective on migration. THE LAST SHELTER depicts the cruelty of the migration system and calls into question the issues of exile and returning to one’s homeland.


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THE LAST SHELTER Direction: Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 85 min


Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou

Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou has a degree in business administration and went on to study multimedia arts at the Conservatory of Multimedia Arts and Crafts in Bamako. He then obtained a master’s degree in documentary film production and direction from Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis, Senegal. Ousmane is a partner at DS Production in Bamako, where he works as a producer, director, cameraman and editor. He is known for his documentary LES HÉRITIERS DE LA COLLINE (2015), a film about the injustices in training and education policies in Mali. He will present his second documentary THE LAST SHELTER in Cologne.